- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Police in Rapid City say the noncustodial mother of two girls who took the children Tuesday night without permission is facing two counts of first-degree kidnapping.

Police say 22-year-old Alissa Hayes was arrested on the kidnapping counts Wednesday after she and her daughters were found at a Rapid City home. She also faces a drug charge after authorities found a loaded syringe in her purse that later tested positive for methamphetamine.

Police say Hayes took her 6- and 2-year-old daughters during a supervised visitation on Tuesday. Authorities say Hayes’ father, 47-year-old Ronald Hayes, drove the vehicle in which the girls were taken away. He was also arrested on two counts of first-degree kidnapping.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether either suspect has an attorney who could comment on the case.

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